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Mrs. Carver from Richmond VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Civics and Economics Essentials

Help me give my students composition notebooks, copy paper, and scissors so they can stay organized, keep high grades, and use these tools for studying at home.

  • $322 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are not what they come from. I teach in a Title I school with poverty hitting 80% of my students, free and reduced lunch is the norm, single family homes, and low income housing are more common than not. However, my students are full of energy, have a willingness to learn, and make every day special for me as their teacher.

No matter their background my expectations for them are extremely high.

However, they always supersede them. They teach me new things every day and have taught me so much more than I could ever teach them. They are so bright and want to be high achievers but are lacking the resources that they need to compete in global society on a daily basis.

My Project

Studies have shown that if students use Interactive Notebooks they are more organized and able to focus on the assigned task. Every day in my class students are writing, completing notes, and hands-on lessons that require them to keep their information in an essential location for each class.

Can you imagine being the student who can't afford the interactive notebook and their lack of organization affects their grade?

This applies to 90% of my students. Students have the opportunity to take the notebooks home if studying is required but mostly they keep them in my classroom. Students cut, paste, write, and journal in their notebooks daily. Their notebooks become their 'bible" for my Civics and Economics class!

Mrs. Carver
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Composition Notebook, Wide Ruled, Black, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2" • Quill.com $1.69 100 $169.00
Quill Brand Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 92 Bright, 20 LB, Case of 10 reams • Quill.com $53.99 1 $53.99
Westcott Kleencut Kid's 5" Pointed Scissors, 12/Pack • Quill.com $16.82 1 $16.82

Materials cost

$239.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$273.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.25

Total project goal

$321.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$321.66

2 Donors

-$160.83

Donations toward project cost

-$136.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.12

match offer

-$160.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$136.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.12

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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